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that your parents did? >> never. >> hello, it's midday here in london, 7:00 in the morning in washington. there's been a new twist to the sex scandal engulfing the american military top brass there. on friday, general david petraeus resigned as boss of the c.i.a. after it was revealed that he had been having an extra marital affair. now general john alan has been drawn into the scandal after what is being called inappropriate communications with a woman also linked to the affair. he has denied any wrong doing, but his application for a top nato job has been put on hold. >> there will be moments like this -- >> another top american commander, another career threatened. this time it's general john allen. he's in charge of u.s. forces in afghanistan, and he was about to be confirmed as the supreme allied commander europe. but he's now under investigation for alleged inappropriate communications. apparently tens of thousands of pages of emails and daments spanning the past two years with this woman, jill kelly. she's a volunteer with military families at the u.s. base in tampa, florida. but
corporations. what can we do for you? >> and now, bbc world news. ♪ >> bbc news, live from washington, d.c., the headlines this hour -- barack obama has won a second term as president of united states. he promised the next four years will be better than the last. >> our road has been hard, our journey has been long, and we are kicking ourselves up and fighting our way back. we know in our hearts that for the united states of america, the best is yet to come. [applause] >> his challenger, mitt romney, but -- conceded defeat. many of the key battleground states went to the democrats. >> i just called the president to congratulate him on his victory. his supporters in the campaign also deserve congratulations. i wish them well, particularly the president, the first lady, and their daughters. >> world leaders have been offering congratulations to barack obama. we will assess the challenges he faces in his second term. >> well, lo, welcome again to washington, d.c. -- well, hello, welcome again to washington, d.c. people are waking up to the news that they have four more years with barack oba
washington. >> the president returns to washington, for the white house for four more years. he visited his campaign workers to thank them and many here are marveling about the effectiveness of his get-out- the-vote effort. that you washington, well, politics and an urgent task for the reelected president -- what to do about the so-called fiscal cliff? massive automatic tax rises and spending cuts are imminent unless republicans in congress in the president can agree on how to avert them. >republican leaders expressed willingness to compromise. >> mr. president, this is your moment. we are ready to be lead. not as democrats or republicans, but as americans. we want you to leave it -- not as a liberal or conservative, but as president of the united states of america. >> and the markets were paying attention. big finance fears that this booklet and worries congress will not at the time to avert it. the dow jones index fell heavily. if america's politicians cannot find some way forward on this complex budget issue, the consequences look pretty bleak. it may be the global financial markets step
.m. in beijing and 7:00 a.m. in washington where after the campaign, the polls have opened. let's go live to jane hill there. >> hello. and welcome to washington, d.c. millions of americans are going to the polls today to decide who will be their president for the next four years. the race between the democratic president, barack obama and governor mitt romney is one of the tightest in decades and may well be decided in a handful of key states. president obama appears to have the lead in a number of those key states but governor romney is campaigning right up to the wire and taking part in rallies in ohio and pennsylvania. more from adam brooks. ♪ >> opening for the president of the united states. it's jay-z revving up the crowd during last-minute campaigning in ohio. [applause] >> mr. obama needs all the star power he can get. this election is very, very close. americans are deeply divided on mr. obama's record and not sure they believe that america's economy is mending. >> we have made real progress, ohio, but the reason why we're sheer because we have got more work to do. >> the republican c
hill who joins us live from washington. jane, over to you. >> hello and welcome. the u.s. presidential election campaign has entered its final day with the candidates fighting for every vote in those marginal states which will decide who will spend the next four year in the white house. the republican challenger mitt romney has addressed a large rally in pennsylvania, which has traditionally voted democrat. president barack obama meanwhile has been trying to bolster support in key states, including ohio. we'll have all the very latest here in washington. but first, let's get this report on developments so far from my colleague jane o'brian. >> fired up and ready to vote. legendary musicians stevie wonder exalting the democratic faithful in ohio to give the president another four years in office. ohio could hold the key to this election. one reason why president obama will be returning here monday. the final lap of a frenetic campaign trail before the country goes to the polls on tuesday. >> this is not just a choice between two candidates or two parties, it's a choice between two diffe
when the polls are so close. behind the scenes, they must be very nervous. bbc news, washington. " there's good news for burma. the world bank has proposed development grants of $80 million and will provide another $160 million of credit once the country has cleared its existing debt. it's helping with the asian development bank and international monetary fund. this is after a year of political reform. we are joined by our bbc editor for the burmese service. >> the money is going to be used primarily to provide financial governance to the government and, also, to create conditions for growth and jobs. that's where the money is going to be spent. this is a tremendous boost to the burmese government, because in the last 20 decades there were western sanctions and it had not received any assistance financially from institutions such as the world bank and the asian development bank. the burmese government has always said the western sanctions have prevented them from getting aid. because of that, the development programs were postponed or have not taken place. this is a tremendous b
in london, 7:00 in the morning in washington and 8:00 in the evening in beijing where delegates of china's, this party have been deliberating. this week the focus on the world will be on the handful of men about to take their seats at the very top of china's, this party. but what about the other 82 million members. why did people join? do they still believe in communism? from the chinese capital -- interesting times, john. >> they are very interesting times. of course, the focus has been on the very few men at the very top of the party, for good reason. we have heard a lot less from ordinary chinese citizens this week because they have almost no say in the power transition taking place here in beijing. nonetheless, this is all about the party, of course. this is not the changing of the offices of state but the shuffling of key positions at the top of the communist party. in that sense, in the broadest possible sense, the opinions of party members do matter. we have been speaking to just three of them. but people are for most, says the slogan at this factory gate. inside, the flame of par
.m. in washington, 8:00 in the evening in beijing, where the communist party has almost completed the process of handing power over to the next generation of leaders. 2000 party delegates have been meeting for the last week, most of the time behind closed doors. the party congress has now concluded in the coming out of their new leadership lineup. >> as they stepped aside today, the outgoing chinese communist leaders congratulated themselves. under their watch, china has risen so fast that this century is often called china's century. an authoritarian model of the future. many in china, however, were not so confident. the new leadership, rubber stamp, will be unveiled to the world tomorrow with a question, can it continue to keep china's 1.3 billion people excluded from power? there is no sign that the party is willing to engage with those who want real change, like the nobel peace prize winner from china. he remains in this jail for calling for reform. >> people want more reform. people want democracy and freedom. for example, in the constitution it says that people have the right to freedom
had no mercy. london, 7:00y in a.m. in washington, and it's 2:00 p.m. in jerusalem and gaza, where the egyptian prime minister has called for immediate intervention to bring about an end to the violence which he has blamed on israel. he held a meeting with the hamas prime minister in gaza and there's a truce. israel says 50 rockets were fired into southern israel in that time and it launched further strikes on gaza in return. sirens have been sounded in tel aviv where two rockets were fired on the city. now to an israeli border town to join my colleague ben. >> rockets have been fired into this town a few kilometers from israel-gaza border. the sirens sounded five minutes ago. before that, an hour ago. normally the rockets are intercepted by the israel anti- missile shield, but one of them did get through to my lef andt and landed in open ground, not injuring anyone. two have landed in the tel aviv area with no casualties. but it does show the increase ranged that some of the rockets being fired out of gaza now have. the faja rocket which is applied by iran is thought to have a ran
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